SALT LAKE CITY (September 10, 2013) – The Utah Jazz announced today the radio and television broadcast schedule for the team’s 2013-14 season. The Jazz’s official television partner, ROOT SPORTS, will televise all 82 regular season contests as well as four preseason games, during its 25th consecutive season airing Jazz games. The Zone Sports Network (1280 AM/97.5 FM), the exclusive radio home of the Jazz, will broadcast the preseason and regular season schedule in its entirety. The first preseason broadcast for both radio and TV will be October 8 vs. Golden State, while the regular opener tips off October 30 vs. Oklahoma City.
“We are excited to have all 82 regular season Jazz games available to our fans through our continued relationships with ROOT SPORTS and The Zone,” said Randy Rigby, President of the Utah Jazz. “Jazz fans are among the most passionate in all of sports, and we are glad to offer them the opportunity to tune in and follow what we hope will be an exciting season.”
All telecasts on ROOT SPORTS will be distributed in high definition (HD), and this will be the second straight season that ROOT SPORTS will broadcast every regular season Jazz game. In addition to the 82 regular season games, the four preseason telecasts will include October 8 vs. the Golden State Warriors and October 16 vs. the Portland Trail Blazers, as well as October 22 at the Los Angeles Lakers and October 23 at the Los Angeles Clippers.
Utah Jazz games are available on ROOT SPORTS in both the Rocky Mountain and Northwest regions, including Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and portions of Nevada. Games are also available out of market via a subscription to NBA League Pass.
For the fourth consecutive season, play-by-play broadcaster Craig Bolerjack will team up with analyst and former Jazzman Matt Harpring for the majority of the ROOT SPORTS telecasts. An Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, Bolerjack begins his ninth year as the television voice of the Jazz. Harpring, who played 12 NBA seasons including eight with the Jazz (2002-10), is entering his fourth season as the TV analyst for the Jazz. Ron Boone will return to the Jazz for his 26th season with the franchise and continue to appear on telecasts for select games, while Steve Brown will once again serve as the sideline reporter on the home broadcasts.
All telecasts on ROOT SPORTS will feature a 30-minute pre- and postgame show, along with a halftime show, hosted by Alema Harrington along with analysts former Jazzman Thurl Bailey, longtime Jazz assistant coach Phil Johnson, and Ron Boone.
“We are pleased to once again bring all 82 regular season Jazz games plus preseason contests to ROOT SPORTS viewers throughout our Rocky Mountain and Northwest regions,” said ROOT SPORTS Rocky Mountain General Manager David Woodman. “For each and every game, Jazz fans can count on high-quality game productions and a talented broadcast team that provides an insider’s perspective on Jazz basketball.”
This season marks the Jazz’s second on The Zone Sports Network, which will broadcast games on 1280 AM and 97.5 FM, and also simulcast on 960 AM in Utah County and the Jazz Radio Network.
Veteran broadcaster David Locke enters his fifth season as the radio voice of the Jazz while Ron Boone will team with Locke for the fourth straight season as the radio analyst. Spence Checketts and Jake Scott will again host the Jazz pre- and postgame radio show.
The 2013-14 season will also mark the fourth straight year the Jazz will carry a Spanish radio broadcast. Play-by-play man Nelson Moran will once again team with analyst Dan Clayton to call the action on 1600 AM (KTUB).
“We are proud to be returning all of our on-air talent from last season and maintaining those voices Jazz fans have grown accustomed to,” said Jeremy Castro, Vice President of Jazz Broadcasting. “We feel our radio and TV broadcasts are among the best in the business, and we will continue to look for ways we can innovate and improve.”